History of Hartford's Jewish Lawyers Project

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The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford is currently working on a scholarly journal detailing the history of Jewish lawyers and law firms in the community. Please click on the link above to learn more ...

Jewish Heritage Tour of Philadelphia

National Museum of American Jewish History

Friday, June 6 - Sunday, June 8, 2014

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Book Discussion


Editor Joan Walden and Researcher/Contributor Susan Viner discuss the JHSGH's new publication, "Revisiting Our Neighborhoods: Stories from Hartford's Past"

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 2:00 p.m at the Avon Public Library


Touring Exhibition coming soon ...

Bat Mitzvah Comes of Age

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April 7- April 27,2014 at the Chase Family Gallery

Historic Hartford Synagogues, An Online Exhibit

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Please enjoy our latest online exhibit by clicking the link above

Tikkun Olam in Our Community

Tikkun Olam is a Hebrew phrase that translates to “repairing (or healing) the world". It connotes the shared responsibility of every individual to make the world a better place through acts of social action or social justice. This new exhibit highlights many of the people and organizations from our past that have translated these words into deeds creating the special Greater Hartford community that exists today.

Now on display at the JHSGH


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Revisiting Our Neighborhoods: Stories from Hartford Past

The JHSGH's new anthology of stories set in Hartford's North End as well as in downtown, the South End, and the West End. The 135 contributors to this collection fondly recall unforgettable memories of friendship, family, and community.

To read some poems and excerpts from this new publication click here.


A Life of the Land: Connecticut's Jewish Farmers

The story of the resilience and persverance of CT Jewish farmers and how they impacted their local communities.


A History of Jewish Connecticut

This long Jewish history is explored in a collection of essays by historians and community members across the state, from colonial times to memories of summer nights at Lebanon’s Grand Lake Lodge and Danbury’s Lake Waubeeka.


Making A Life, Building A Community: A History of the Jews of Hartford

Drawing extensively on primary sources, this careful study will be illuminating for anyone interested in American social or ethnic history and the immigrant experience.